"A well-executed, faithful reproduction of Denslow's original 1902 publication. The artwork is sharp, the text is crisp, and there is none of the fuzzy or muddled nature that sometimes occurs when reproducing texts from before the time of digital files." — Prince William Public Library System
Nearly 200 years ago a distinguished professor of classics wrote a charming holiday poem to amuse his children. "A Visit from St. Nicholas" traveled from Clement C. Moore's family circle into the hearts of people around the world. Today it is best known by its opening line, "’Twas the night before Christmas . . ."
This beautiful gift edition features an interpretation of the Yuletide classic by W. W. Denslow, the original illustrator of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz books. Denslow's bright and expressive full-color illustrations add a whole new dimension to the familiar tale. This vivid new version was reproduced from the 1902 first edition.
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Clement Clarke Moore (1779–1863) was American Professor of Oriental and Greek Literature at a New York City seminary where he also served as a Professor of Divinity and Biblical Learning. His immortal poem, originally titled "A Visit from St. Nicholas," set the template for today's vision of Santa Claus, from the white beard to the eight reindeer.
W. W. Denslow (1856–1915) is famous as the original illustrator of L. Frank Baum's many stories from the land of Oz. Denslow recognized that his work appealed to a young audience and his aim was to make children's books filled with "good, clean, wholesome fun."
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Denslow's Night Before Christmas
By Clement C. Moore, W.W. Denslow
Dover Publications, Inc.Copyright © 2014 Clement C. Moore
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'It was the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there,
The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads
And Mamma in her 'kerchief and I in my cap. Had just settled down for a long winter's nap;
Excerpted from Denslow's Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, W.W. Denslow. Copyright © 2014 Clement C. Moore. Excerpted by permission of Dover Publications, Inc..
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Given To Me For An Honest Review Denslow's Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore (1799-1863) & W.W. Denslow (1856-1915) was originally a poem titled, "An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas" but it was later called "The Night Before Christmas". It was written as a Christmas gift for W.W. Denslow's six children. The illustrations are of the Victorian period. It is whimsical fantasy. The pictures are bold,bright and beautiful. The colors are vivid. This would make a great gift to anyone. It would be a gift that would be cherished in years to come and it would be one that would be passed down from generation to generation. It would make a beatiful coffee table book and a great conversation piece. I gave this book 5 stars but it deserves many more that that. I highly recommend this book to everyone. I know you'll love it just as I do. It would make a great gift for anyone and would look gorgeous on your bookshelf or the bookshelf in any library. I highly recommend this book to everyone especially if you love nostaglia. I thank Mr. Moore and Mr. Denslow for this book that already we keep in our heart every holiday season. I know I love it and I am sure many others do too.